Healthy Eating Policy

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Healthy Eating Policy"

Transcription

1 Healthy Eating Policy Background This policy has been developed in consultation with all staff in the school, governors, pupils, parents/carers, Healthy Schools and the health visitor. Some parts of this policy are on display as posters around the school. Food served in schools is regulated by national standards set by the government (The Requirement for School Food Regulations 2014 and the Standards for School Food in England January 2015) which outline the requirement to provide food to registered pupils. This policy ensures that we adhere to these standards and provide consistency between food provided in schools and packed lunches provided by parents/carers. Aim To ensure that all aspects of food and nutrition in school promote the health and well being of pupils, staff and visitors to our school and that our children learn life long skills in healthy eating as part of a healthy lifestyle. We aim to ensure parents/carers are involved wherever possible. We think it is important for children to enjoy their school mealtimes, and to understand the impact of nutrition on concentration, energy levels and positive self image. Objectives To work with our cook and other staff, pupils and parents/carers to monitor and improve the children s diet at lunchtimes so that every child has access to safe, tasty and nutritious food and a safe, easily available water supply throughout the day. To improve the health of pupils, staff and the whole school community by helping to influence eating habits through increasing knowledge and awareness of food issues including what constitutes a healthy diet. To ensure that all packed lunches brought from home and consumed in school (or on school trips) provide the pupil with healthy and nutritious food that is similar to food served in schools. To further develop key partnerships to provide extended opportunities for food awareness e.g. establishing a gardening project, cooking activities and an understanding of foods from different cultures. To ensure that food provision in the school acknowledges the ethical and medical requirements of staff and pupils e.g. religious, vegetarian, medical and allergenic needs. To introduce children to new tastes and encourage them to be adventurous in their choices of fresh fruit and vegetables. To promote playtime fruit and water, highlighting the accessibility of these in school. To continue a dialogue with parents/carers on healthy eating e.g. letters and questionnaires home regarding school dinners, menus are sent to parents/carers and also displayed in the dinner hall. To increase parent/carer and family awareness of the importance of eating more fruit and vegetables. To give the children an understanding of how food is prepared, and an opportunity to cook.

2 Curriculum We regard healthy eating education as a whole-school issue, and we believe that opportunities to teach about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle occur throughout the curriculum. The importance of balanced nutrition and healthy food choices is explicitly taught through the Science, D.T. and PSHCE curriculum. All pupils have the opportunity to learn about safe food preparation and to learn about where food has come from. Pupils learn about the requirements for plant growth, the food chain and the components of a healthy diet through the Science curriculum We will also promote healthy eating through the informal curriculum. We encourage children to participate in school games and club sports, and so learn the enjoyment of a healthy lifestyle. We sometimes arrange school visits to outdoor pursuits centres and provide opportunities for children to explore the natural world. Our school site will be fully utilised in the interests of the children s physical and emotional development through playground activities. Management of Eating in School Children are offered the choice of having either school dinners or packed lunches. There is an option to change dinner choice at the beginning of every half term, by informing a member of the school office staff. (We allow children who have just started in reception classes to change their dinner option at any time during the first term.) Water is available in every classroom for children to drink when they become thirsty. Each child has a tumbler labelled with his/her name to drink out of, or can bring a bottle of water from home. We do not allow soft drinks in school. Only water is allowed. Fruit is provided with the children s milk and lunch. Fizzy/soft drinks, juice, chewing gum, chocolate bars, nuts and sweets are not allowed in school or while the children are representing the school. Salt is not provided on tables or service counters. No child is made to finish all the food that they are offered or have brought from home, because we know that appetites vary from person to person. However, we do actively encourage the children to try a little bit more if they can to ensure that they are not hungry later on in the day. Parents/carers will be advised if their child is not eating well. Food and drink offered to visitors will be nutritionally healthy and, where possible, produced locally. We will not provide food to visitors that contains nuts. The school environment We will ensure that our school environment promotes healthy eating. All classes have the opportunity to utilise the school wildlife garden and allotment, and there is an extra curricular gardening club after school. Pupils help to grow produce in the school allotment. We ensure that children are given time and space to eat in a calm and attractive environment, so that they see that enjoying food and eating meals with others contributes to a happy lifestyle. Children can sit freely with their friends i.e. packed lunches and school dinners sit together, and

3 there is no distinction made between children who pay for meals and those who are entitled to Free School Meals. The dining room is well staffed with midday supervisors and older pupils who assist the children in a variety of ways such as opening yogurt lids or helping the children to salad, keeping table surfaces clean and tidy. Meal supervisors will encourage children to try a wide range of foods at lunchtimes to develop a taste for a greater variety of foods and achieve a balanced diet. Pupils are allowed to sit in friendship groups promoting the idea that lunch times are a happy, social occasion. A well stocked salad bar is located in the centre of the room for the children to help themselves. Children will be encouraged to develop good eating skills and table manners at lunch time, including: Entering and leaving the dining hall in an orderly way; to show respect for other diners Demonstrating good manners in the hall e.g. using quiet partner voices and saying please and thank you to the cooks, Midday Supervisors and other pupils Seeking permission from a Midday Supervisor before eating dessert and leaving the table Older Year 6 buddies may help younger children with their lunch in a variety of ways including accessing the salad bar, cutting up food etc. Packed Lunches Packed lunches should offer balanced nutrition. Across a week parents/carers and carers are encouraged to offer a variety of healthy foods in accordance with the Healthy Lunchbox Guidance leaflet that is available for parents/carers in the reception area. Packed lunch boxes should be placed in the appropriate basket outside the school entrance at the beginning of the day. Packed lunches should include: at least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day. meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, hummus and falafel) every day oily fish, such as salmon, at least once every three weeks. a starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other type of cereals every day (e.g. sandwich, pasta salad) dairy food such as cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard everyday a healthy dessert. only water (no fruit juice, flavoured water, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks, or smoothies). Packed lunches should not include: snacks such as crisps. Instead, include vegetables and fruit (with no added salt, sugar or fat). Savoury crackers or breadsticks served with fruit, vegetables or dairy food are also a good choice. confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits and sweets. Cakes and biscuits are allowed (provided they do not contain nuts) but encourage your child to eat these only as part of a balanced meal. Meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat and sausages / chipolatas should be included only occasionally. Any product containing nuts, including peanut butter

4 If a child forgets his or her packed lunch and the parent cannot be contacted, the school will ensure that appropriate food is made available. School Meals The hot meals service is offered through Chartwells. We work closely with the school cook and with the Local Authority to ensure the healthiest possible options. Each day a choice of salads and fresh fruit are offered as possible choices. The two-weekly school lunch menu is displayed in the front entrance for parents/carers and is sent home on a termly basis for parents/carers and children to discuss meal choices. The Headteacher and the school meals monitoring sub-committee of the governing body monitor the quality of the meals on a regular basis and there is a feedback book available to the children for them to record their observations and comments. Breakfast Club The school s Breakfast Club can accommodate 45 children and operates between 8am and 8.45am. Cereal, toast and fresh fruit are provided every day. There is also one hot breakfast item each day, e.g. porridge, toasted sandwiches. Once a week (currently Thursdays) a cooked breakfast is served, e.g. beans/scrambled egg on toast. After they have eaten, children stay in the hall for quiet activities. Children in Key Stage 2 are permitted to play outside in the playground until school starts. The breakfast club staff follow the Healthy Eating Policy and encourage children to make healthy, balanced selections. Allergies, cultural sensitivities and personal preferences A list of medical conditions including food allergies and intolerances is kept in the children s profiles and all staff are made aware of these. The information will be displayed in the school kitchen. The school promotes all cultural and religious practices in relation to food, customs and celebratory events. Vegetarian choices are available at lunch time as a daily menu option. There are children who can develop a very severe reaction to even a mild contact with particular nut products, even a light touch or inhalation of a small crumb of nut contaminated dust. For this reason pupils are taught not to share packed lunches and parents/carers are reminded about the need to avoid sending in packed lunches containing nuts. This is communicated through the school newsletter. We cannot guarantee that all parents/carers will comply with the request and for that reason the school does not purport to be a nut free school. Further, advice from allergies web-sites suggest that it is in the interest of pupils longer term safety, that they learn to be aware of the risks of cross contamination and that they learn to manage the risks themselves. Treats

5 Because we recognise that there is no such thing as bad food, we teach the children to enjoy treats in moderation. Once every half term the Friends of Dalmain organise a cake sale after school, which raises funds for the school. Birthdays, and special events such a Christmas parties in class are also times where food contributes to a sense of celebration and sharing. On these occasions foods other than fruit or vegetables may be offered, but the staff will remind the children that this is an occasional treat and not every day food. The role of the Health Eating Co-ordinator The Headteacher is the Healthy Eating Co-ordinator. It is the responsibility of the co-ordinator to ensure that staff and parents/carers are informed about the healthy eating policy, and that the policy is implemented effectively. It is the co-ordinator s role to ensure that staff are given sufficient training, so that they can teach effectively. The co-ordinator liaises with external agencies regarding the healthy eating education programme and ensures that all adults who work with children on these issues are aware of the school policy and work within this framework. The co-ordinator monitors teaching and learning about healthy eating. The co-ordinator oversees the content of the curriculum maps to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to learn about healthy eating. The co-ordinator encourages positive role models amongst the staff by encouraging healthy options for staff treats such as fruit. The role of parents/carers & carers The school is aware that the primary role model in children s healthy eating education lies with parents/carers. We wish to build a positive and supportive relationship with the parents/carers of children at our school through mutual understanding, trust and co-operation. In promoting this objective we will: Inform parents/carers about the school healthy eating education policy and practice; Encourage parents/carers to be involved in reviewing school policy and making modifications to it as necessary; Inform parents/carers about the best practice known with regard to healthy eating so that the parents/carers can support the key messages being given to children at school. Review and monitoring Food at Dalmain Primary School is monitored and reviewed by the Headteacher and the school meals monitoring sub-committee. Monitoring of school meals is done on a daily basis and governors hold half-termly meetings with Chartwells, our school meal caterer. The contents of pupils lunchboxes will be monitored e.g. once a term, by the HPS coordinator and/or school governor. Parents/carers and carers of children whose packed lunches do not comply with the school s Healthy Eating Policy will receive a leaflet in the packed lunch box reminding them of the policy. The effective implementation of this policy will be monitored by the Headteacher and the governing body.

6 The policy will be evaluated after 2 years through a survey of the views of the whole school community, particularly the views of pupils. This takes place through assemblies, in class discussion and school council. Dissemination of the policy The school will write to all new and existing parents/carers/carers to inform them of the policy. The policy will be available on the school s website and will be incorporated into the school prospectus, assemblies, etc. The school will use opportunities such as parents/carers evenings and Healthy Living weeks to promote this policy as part of a whole school approach to healthier eating. All school staff, including teaching and catering staff and the school nurse, will be informed of this policy and will support its implementation. DALMAIN PRIMARY SCHOOL This policy was agreed by the Governing body on Implemented: Updated: Review Date: November 2017 Author: Luisa Element

The Spinney Primary School Healthy Eating Policy

The Spinney Primary School Healthy Eating Policy The Spinney Primary School Healthy Eating Policy Introduction As a Health Promoting School, The Spinney is committed to encouraging and developing positive attitudes towards food and a healthy diet. In

More information

Newton Primary School Healthy Eating Policy

Newton Primary School Healthy Eating Policy Newton Primary School Healthy Eating Policy Introduction As a Health Promoting School, Newton Primary School is committed to encouraging and developing positive attitudes towards food and a healthy diet.

More information

Hamilton Primary School

Hamilton Primary School Hamilton Primary School Healthy Eating Policy Approved by Governors : 19 May 2015 Review Date : Spring 2018 1 Hamilton Primary School Healthy Eating Policy Introduction As a Health Promoting School, Hamilton

More information

Healthy Eating Policy

Healthy Eating Policy Healthy Eating Policy April 2016 Our Values We value every child s individuality We value the development of the whole child-academically, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. We value a

More information

WHOLE COLLEGE FOOD POLICY

WHOLE COLLEGE FOOD POLICY Crown woods College WHOLE COLLEGE FOOD POLICY INTRODUCTION As a Healthy College, Crown woods are committed to encouraging and developing positive attitudes towards food and a healthy diet. Promoting a

More information

St Joseph s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph s Catholic Primary School St Joseph s Catholic Primary School Whole School Food Policy Agreed by the Governing Body on Spring 2015 Review Date Summer 2017 Review Schedule Annual / Biennial / Termly Person(s) Responsible Senior

More information

William MacGregor Primary School Healthy Eating and Drinking Water Policy

William MacGregor Primary School Healthy Eating and Drinking Water Policy William MacGregor Primary School Healthy Eating and Drinking Water Policy Written: February 2014 Written By: Suzie Sedgley Review: February 2016 by the PSHE coordinator Our Vision RRS Articles this policy

More information

Food Policy. Nut Allergy Awareness. Introduction

Food Policy. Nut Allergy Awareness. Introduction Food Policy Introduction Ropley Primary School is committed to giving consistent messages about all aspects of health to understand the impact of particular choices and to encourage decision making, develop

More information

Morley Memorial Primary School

Morley Memorial Primary School Morley Memorial Primary School POLICY NAME: Healthy Eating/ Food Policy Frequency of review: 2 years Reviewed On: June 2015 Reviewed By: Facilities Committee Next review (date): June 2017 Introduction

More information

Whole School Food Policy

Whole School Food Policy Whole School Food Policy Background: At Castle Hill we believe that all children have the right to healthy, nutritious food (Article 24). This policy has been formulated to ensure that all aspects of food

More information

Forest Lodge Community Primary School. School Food Policy

Forest Lodge Community Primary School. School Food Policy Forest Lodge Community Primary School School Food Policy Introduction At Forest Lodge Community Primary School we are committed to giving all of our pupils consistent messages about all aspects of health,

More information

Hallsville Primary School - Whole School Food Policy Spring 2016

Hallsville Primary School - Whole School Food Policy Spring 2016 Hallsville Primary School - Whole School Food Policy Spring 2016 Aims Hallsville Primary School aims to provide an environment that promotes the health and well-being of pupils, parents and staff by ensuring

More information

HEALTHY EATING POLICY

HEALTHY EATING POLICY NEWPORT COMMUNITY SCHOOL HEALTHY EATING POLICY Policy Statement This policy document sets out the School s aims, principles and strategies for the delivery of Healthy Eating Education in our school. Context

More information

Gillespie Primary School

Gillespie Primary School Gillespie Primary School Food Policy September 2015 Food Policy Gillespie Primary School Aims As a Healthy School we want to ensure that we promote the health and well-being of the whole school community

More information

The Butts Primary School Food Policy

The Butts Primary School Food Policy The Butts Primary School Food Policy Rationale Our school ethos centres around the individual. We now wish to extend this ethos by promoting a healthy lifestyle and raising awareness of the importance

More information

S TATUTORY INSTRUMENTS. 2014 No. EDUCATION. Made - - - - *** Laid before Parliament *** Coming into force - - ***

S TATUTORY INSTRUMENTS. 2014 No. EDUCATION. Made - - - - *** Laid before Parliament *** Coming into force - - *** S TATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 2014 No. EDUCATION The Requirements for School Food (England) Regulations 2014 Made - - - - *** Laid before Parliament *** Coming into force - - *** The Secretary of State for Education,

More information

Altrincham Preparatory School. Catering and Food Hygiene Policy

Altrincham Preparatory School. Catering and Food Hygiene Policy Altrincham Preparatory School Catering and Food Hygiene Policy 1. Background and Ethos At Altrincham Preparatory School we know what pupils eat and drink at school is important. We aim to have a school

More information

The Eatwell Plate. healthyfutures.nhs.uk/llb

The Eatwell Plate. healthyfutures.nhs.uk/llb The Eatwell Plate healthyfutures.nhs.uk/llb A balanced diet is important for good health. It can help you to manage your weight and increase your wellbeing, whilst also reducing the risk of heart disease,

More information

What are you packing for lunch

What are you packing for lunch What are you packing for lunch This leaflet is for parents and carers in Bexley and aims to offer some advice about healthy packed lunches for children. The information is also applicable to older children

More information

Healthy Eating Policy

Healthy Eating Policy Healthy Eating Policy 1. CONTEXT This is a small school. The pupils come from a mixture of private and local authority housing in the area and generally show attainment that matches the expected levels

More information

Healthy eating for toddlers

Healthy eating for toddlers Healthy eating for toddlers Toddlerhood is a time where children learn about new foods and where life long eating habits are often established. To help children grow up to be healthy adults, it is important

More information

Revised standards for school food

Revised standards for school food Revised standards for school food 1 This presentation covers: Why we have standards for school food School Food Plan: outcome of review and recommendations School Food Plan Standards Pilot: aim, sample

More information

University College Hospital. Food and diabetes: healthy eating for over five s

University College Hospital. Food and diabetes: healthy eating for over five s University College Hospital Food and diabetes: healthy eating for over five s Children and Young People s Diabetes Service There is no special diet recommended for people with diabetes. Healthy eating

More information

2 Food and nutrients. Obesity and malnutrition

2 Food and nutrients. Obesity and malnutrition 2 Food and nutrients 2.1 Obesity and malnutrition An unhealthy diet and lifestyle can cause serious health problems. For example, eating too much and doing too little exercise can cause obesity. This is

More information

Allensbank Primary School

Allensbank Primary School Allensbank Primary School Food and Fitness Policy This policy will be reviewed annually Head teacher: Chair of Governors: Food and Fitness Policy Introduction In Allensbank Primary School we are committed

More information

Southfields Primary School Whole School Food Policy

Southfields Primary School Whole School Food Policy Southfields Primary School Whole School Food Policy Believe in yourself, Value others. Be proud of your achievement, Smile, shine, be happy. Date agreed: September 2015 Date for review: September 2017

More information

Healthy. Lunchbox IDEAS. Be based on a starchy food

Healthy. Lunchbox IDEAS. Be based on a starchy food Healthy Lunchbox IDEAS It s important to provide a healthy packed lunch for your child to make sure they re getting all the nutrients they need and enough energy to learn, develop and grow and stay healthy.

More information

What Should I Eat to Help my Pressure Sore or Wound Heal?

What Should I Eat to Help my Pressure Sore or Wound Heal? What Should I Eat to Help my Pressure Sore or Wound Heal? Information for Patients i Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service Tissue Viabililty Team University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Introduction

More information

Healthier lunch boxes

Healthier lunch boxes Healthier lunch boxes Contents Introduction 3 Benefits of promoting healthier lunch boxes 3 What should be in a healthier lunchbox? 4 Step by step plan 6 Healthier lunch box checklist 14 Integrating with

More information

The eatwell plate is based on the Government s Eight Tips for Eating Well, which are:

The eatwell plate is based on the Government s Eight Tips for Eating Well, which are: Teachers Notes The eatwell plate The eatwell plate is a pictorial food guide showing the proportion and types of foods that are needed to make up a healthy, varied and balanced diet. The plate has been

More information

BONNER PRIMARY SCHOOL. WHOLE SCHOOL FOOD POLICY incl EYFS

BONNER PRIMARY SCHOOL. WHOLE SCHOOL FOOD POLICY incl EYFS BONNER PRIMARY SCHOOL WHOLE SCHOOL FOOD POLICY incl EYFS VISION: Bonner Primary School is a safe and stimulating environment where children encounter challenging and creative learning experiences Each

More information

DIET, WEIGHT & EXERCISE

DIET, WEIGHT & EXERCISE Let s talk about DIET, WEIGHT & EXERCISE Over a period of 18 months, I lost 4 Stone The difference it has made to her confidence and willingness to look for clothes is a joy (Fiona s mother) A workbook

More information

Battledown Centre for Children & Families A Specialist Early Years Centre FOOD POLICY

Battledown Centre for Children & Families A Specialist Early Years Centre FOOD POLICY A Specialist Early Years Centre FOOD POLICY This policy covers all aspects of school s work including Special School, Extended Services (inc Daycare) and Child Development Centre February 2011 1 School

More information

coolf et.org

coolf et.org g olf or w. coo n lf o o d p l a et. g or co w w et. ww w.efa d.o.eufic.org w ww rg Do you remember when you learned to ride a bike? The most important part was getting the balance right. Once you could

More information

EATING WELL FOR DIABETES

EATING WELL FOR DIABETES Eating Well for Diabetes Basis of Healthy Eating English Page 1 of 5 EATING WELL FOR DIABETES THE BASIS OF HEALTHY EATING As a person with diabetes, your diet is a very important part of your treatment.

More information

Packed Lunch Audit. Norbury Primary School. Tania Mathiason. Dominic Green. Pupil packed lunch baseline audit

Packed Lunch Audit. Norbury Primary School. Tania Mathiason. Dominic Green. Pupil packed lunch baseline audit Packed Lunch Audit SCHOOL: CONTACT: HEP REPRESENTATIVES: Norbury Primary School Tania Mathiason Dominic Green DATE: 21 st October 2015 PURPOSE OF VISIT: Pupil packed lunch baseline audit NOTES OF VISIT:

More information

Healthy foods and drinks for children aged 1 4 years

Healthy foods and drinks for children aged 1 4 years Department of Health Healthy foods and drinks for children aged 1 4 years 13 Growing Strong Feeding you and your baby Great state. Great opportunity. 1 By the time your child is one year old, they should

More information

Healthy lifestyle for young people with type 2 diabetes

Healthy lifestyle for young people with type 2 diabetes Healthy lifestyle for young What is type 2 diabetes? If you have type 2 diabetes, it means that your blood sugar (glucose) is too high. Insulin helps the cells in our body use the glucose in our blood

More information

Healthy Lifestyle for young people with type 2 diabetes

Healthy Lifestyle for young people with type 2 diabetes What is type 2 diabetes? If you have type 2 diabetes, it means that your blood sugar (glucose) is too high. Insulin helps the cells in our body use the glucose in our blood for energy. If you have type

More information

Weaning learning to like new tastes and textures

Weaning learning to like new tastes and textures Complementary feeding or weaning is introducing solid foods in addition to your baby s milk feeds. Babies develop at different rates so begin when your baby is ready by six months, but not before four

More information

Food allergies and intolerances

Food allergies and intolerances Food allergens Current allergen labelling rules will be changing on 13 th December 2014. We are getting ready to implement the changes in our provision and we are required by our Local Authority Environmental

More information

High energy foods. For children with small appetites. This booklet was developed by:

High energy foods. For children with small appetites. This booklet was developed by: This booklet was developed by: The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics St George s Hospital NHS Trust Blackshaw Road London SW17 0QT 020 8725 2036 High energy foods Created by: Department of Nutrition

More information

OOSH Development Factsheet #24 Balanced Healthy Eating in OOSH

OOSH Development Factsheet #24 Balanced Healthy Eating in OOSH Links to QA 6.1 Balanced and healthy eating is promoted by the service Children 5 12 years old have their own issues when it comes to nutrition and what will keep them bright eyed, energetic, healthy and

More information

The key to a healthy lunchbox is to include a balance of foods from the food groups shown in the Eatwell plate:

The key to a healthy lunchbox is to include a balance of foods from the food groups shown in the Eatwell plate: Healthy Packed Lunch A Guide for Parents Eating A Healthy Lunch The key to a healthy lunchbox is to include a balance of foods from the food groups shown in the Eatwell plate: Use the Eatwell plate to

More information

Key healthy eating messages that are consistent and fact based assist pupils in decision making and forming attitudes around healthy eating.

Key healthy eating messages that are consistent and fact based assist pupils in decision making and forming attitudes around healthy eating. Introductory Statement: Good nutrition is essential for school children. Physical activity is integral to any healthy eating programme and hence should be promoted and encouraged. In consultation with

More information

Useful Websites for more information. www.eatwell.gov.uk. www.lovefoodhatewaste.com. www.nutrition.org.uk. www.bda.uk.com

Useful Websites for more information. www.eatwell.gov.uk. www.lovefoodhatewaste.com. www.nutrition.org.uk. www.bda.uk.com Useful Websites for more information www.eatwell.gov.uk www.lovefoodhatewaste.com www.nutrition.org.uk www.bda.uk.com Community Development Dietitians 2010 This Leaflet has been awarded: Commendation from

More information

Menu Planning Supporting Information

Menu Planning Supporting Information Menu Planning Supporting Information 1 Nutritional Standards In September 2009, the Government implemented new standards for school food, these cover all food sold, or served in schools: breakfast, lunch

More information

Supplementary guidance: healthy living. September 2013 estyn.gov.wales

Supplementary guidance: healthy living. September 2013 estyn.gov.wales Supplementary guidance: healthy living estyn.gov.wales The purpose of Estyn is to inspect quality and standards in education and training in Wales. Estyn is responsible for inspecting: nursery schools

More information

Dietary advice for diabetes

Dietary advice for diabetes Golden Jubilee National Hospital NHS National Waiting Times Centre Dietary advice for diabetes Patient information guide Agamemnon Street Clydebank, G81 4DY (: 0141 951 5000 www.nhsgoldenjubilee.co.uk

More information

of foods opposite that are arranged in a circle. against illness as well as helping to make energy available from your food. You should aim to eat

of foods opposite that are arranged in a circle. against illness as well as helping to make energy available from your food. You should aim to eat Eating and Drinking for Action Your body needs fuel and fluids to stay alive and to allow your muscles to work during exercise. You get fuel and fluid from the foods and drink you take in everyday. Energy,

More information

How healthy is your diet? Questionnaire

How healthy is your diet? Questionnaire This questionnaire is designed to allow you to assess the nutritional value of your diet. Answer yes or no to the questions below and then read the supplementary information that will help you to consider

More information

Healthy Eating & Nutrition Policy and Procedure Template

Healthy Eating & Nutrition Policy and Procedure Template Healthy Eating & Nutrition Policy and Procedure Template Sample Policy Statement At our service we believe that good health in the early years helps to safeguard children s health and well-being throughout

More information

Do children with diabetes need a special diet?

Do children with diabetes need a special diet? Do children with diabetes need a special diet? No! The basic nutritional needs of a child or adolescent with diabetes is the same as their peers Healthy eating is important for all children Children with

More information

Practical Nutrition Strategies

Practical Nutrition Strategies Practical Nutrition Strategies Anita Bean BSc RNutr Nutrition is an important part of your training programme. Eating the right types and amounts of food, as well as drinking enough fluid before, during

More information

Information Pack. For everyone participating in the. Healthy eating challenge

Information Pack. For everyone participating in the. Healthy eating challenge Information Pack For everyone participating in the Healthy eating challenge Daily healthy eating task points: This week aim to get as many points as you can. Drink 6-8 glasses of water Eat a healthy breakfast

More information

Snacks and Packed Lunches for 1-4 year olds

Snacks and Packed Lunches for 1-4 year olds Snacks and Packed Lunches for 1-4 year olds Snacks and Packed Lunches for 1-4 year olds Published by First Steps Nutrition Trust, 2014 The text of this resource, and the photos, can be reproduced in other

More information

2: Health LESSON PLAN 2. and Nutrition. Primary Schoolchildren Ages 8-11

2: Health LESSON PLAN 2. and Nutrition. Primary Schoolchildren Ages 8-11 P. 20 2: Health and Nutrition Primary Schoolchildren Ages 8-11 All grains are part of a healthy balanced diet Aims: To introduce the role of pulses in relation to maintaining a balanced diet. Objectives:

More information

Help yourself to a healthy diet with diabetes

Help yourself to a healthy diet with diabetes Help yourself to a healthy diet with diabetes This booklet is designed to help you eat a healthy diet when you have diabetes - getting started This booklet was given to you by: Name: Contact Tel No: Introduction

More information

Youth Soccer Players Nutrition Schedule

Youth Soccer Players Nutrition Schedule Youth Soccer Players Nutrition Schedule Pride in the Program This is a guide used to assist in the healthy nutrition of a youth soccer player Table of Contents Typical Training Day Schedule..3 Tournament

More information

Increasing calories and protein in your diet

Increasing calories and protein in your diet Increasing calories and protein in your diet A patient s guide 1 We all need to eat a balanced diet for health. When you are unwell and do not feel like eating as much as usual, you may lose weight. It

More information

Nutrition: General Guidelines for Infants to Toddlers

Nutrition: General Guidelines for Infants to Toddlers Nutrition: General Guidelines for Infants to Toddlers Beginning at 12 months of age: - Between 12 15 months of age, babies will master drinking from a cup and feeding himself/herself with fingers and a

More information

Prevalence of overweight/obesity Australian children, *

Prevalence of overweight/obesity Australian children, * Prevalence of overweight/obesity Australian children, 1985-1997* 25 20 1985 1997 15 % 10 5 0 NSW Boys NSW Girls * Booth et al 2001 The myth of puppy fat! Overweight children have up to 50% chance of becoming

More information

High protein, high energy diet for children and adolescents

High protein, high energy diet for children and adolescents High protein, high diet for children and adolescents Children need enough, protein Legumes such as lentils and beans and nutrients to grow. Sometimes Nuts, seeds and their pastes (e.g. children require

More information

But what does my body need? (No...it is not just candy and soda!)

But what does my body need? (No...it is not just candy and soda!) Chapter 35: Page 349 In the last chapter, you learned how important your immune system is to your survival. This week, you are going to learn how to keep your immune system strong and ready to protect

More information

The Beginning. Objective. Presenting the Concept. Follow-up Activities. Spelling/Vocabulary Words

The Beginning. Objective. Presenting the Concept. Follow-up Activities. Spelling/Vocabulary Words Dear Teacher We hope this Pyramid Pal nutrition education lesson plan guide will help you teach your students healthy eating habits. The length of this unit is 7 weeks, though it can be taught over 3 to

More information

1. Deciding on the Food Budget and Which Foods to Spend Most Money on.

1. Deciding on the Food Budget and Which Foods to Spend Most Money on. Ideas Meal and planning tips for to fit eating your budget together Here is a plan to help you make the most of your food budget to promote health and well being for you and your family. Try working through

More information

Start the Day Right: A guide to healthy and successful school breakfast clubs

Start the Day Right: A guide to healthy and successful school breakfast clubs Start the Day Right: A guide to healthy and successful school breakfast clubs Background Breakfast is important because it provides the body with fuel after an overnight fast and having a healthy breakfast

More information

P O L I C Y HEALTHY SCHOOL FOOD AND CANTEEN POLICY PRIMARY SCHOOL DEFINITION

P O L I C Y HEALTHY SCHOOL FOOD AND CANTEEN POLICY PRIMARY SCHOOL DEFINITION DEFINITION HEALTHY SCHOOL FOOD AND CANTEEN POLICY The School Canteens and Other School Food Services Policy applies to food services within the school environment, including school events such as celebrations

More information

What to do when you have Type 2 diabetes. An easy read guide

What to do when you have Type 2 diabetes. An easy read guide What to do when you have Type 2 diabetes An easy read guide What is diabetes?? Sometimes your body does not make enough insulin. Sometimes your body can t use insulin properly. Insulin helps you to use

More information

32 RESERVOIR ROAD, EDGBASTON, BIRMINGHAM B16 9EG TELEPHONE

32 RESERVOIR ROAD, EDGBASTON, BIRMINGHAM B16 9EG TELEPHONE 32 RESERVOIR ROAD, EDGBASTON, BIRMINGHAM B16 9EG TELEPHONE 0121 456 5550 EMAIL: INFO@EARLYDAYSNURSERY.CO.UK WWW.EARLYDAYSNURSERY.CO.UK OFSTED REGISTRATION NO. 227184 Dear Parents/Guardians Thank you for

More information

Theme 3 KS1. A healthy, balanced diet. Foodies. Bite size step s to learning about food. Supported by

Theme 3 KS1. A healthy, balanced diet. Foodies. Bite size step s to learning about food. Supported by Theme 3 KS1 A healthy, balanced diet Foodies Bite size step s to learning about food Supported by xx Foodies Bite size step s to learning about food Theme 3 A healthy, balanced diet Lesson 1 Key stage

More information

Healthy Foods for my School

Healthy Foods for my School yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, Healthy Foods for my School Nutrition Standards for Saskatchewan Schools Schools are an ideal place

More information

5 Steps to Healthy Eating for Youth 12-18

5 Steps to Healthy Eating for Youth 12-18 5 Steps to Healthy Eating for Youth 12-18 Eating healthy and being physically active are important parts of being healthy and feeling good. When you eat well your body gets the nutrients and energy you

More information

Nutritional Advice for Competitive Swimmers

Nutritional Advice for Competitive Swimmers Nutritional Advice for Competitive Swimmers Motivation, training and the genes you get from your parents are considered by many athletes and coaches to be the most important factors for successful athletic

More information

Eating well and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Eating well and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Eating well and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Why is it important for people with COPD to eat well? What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? Eating a healthy, balanced diet is vital

More information

Max and Millie: A great day out

Max and Millie: A great day out Max and Millie: A great day out NOTES FOR Presenters These notes suggest activities that you may wish to use in association with Max and Millie: A great day out. Summarised below, they cover a range of

More information

Teachers Guide (revised 2011) Healthy Eating: 5-8 years. Contents

Teachers Guide (revised 2011) Healthy Eating: 5-8 years. Contents Teachers Guide (revised 2011) Healthy Eating: 5-8 years Contents Welcome 2 Key Facts 2 Using Food a fact of life 3 Downloadable resources 4 Key Fact Planners 5 Curriculum links 15 The Food a fact of life

More information

Your Cholesterol Lowering Guide

Your Cholesterol Lowering Guide 1 Your Cholesterol Lowering Guide Cholesterol plays a vital role in the day-to-day functioning of your body. However, too much cholesterol in the blood can affect your heart health. The good news is that

More information

Take the safefood Kid s Food Challenge

Take the safefood Kid s Food Challenge Take the safefood Kid s Food Challenge What s this all about? As parents and guardians many of you are making huge efforts to ensure your kids are eating healthily and limiting the number of sweets and

More information

Healthy Food Supply and Nutrition Policy

Healthy Food Supply and Nutrition Policy Healthy Food Supply and Nutrition Policy NQS QA2 2.1 Each child s health is promoted. 2.1.1 Each child s health needs are supported. 2.2.1 Healthy eating is promoted and food and drinks provided by the

More information

Parent Resource. Creating Healthy Routines for You and Your Family

Parent Resource. Creating Healthy Routines for You and Your Family Parent Resource Creating Healthy Routines for You and Your Family There are many benefits of eating healthy and being active for you and your family. Healthy eating and physical activity can: improve overall

More information

Retail guidelines Version 8 Jan 2016

Retail guidelines Version 8 Jan 2016 Retail guidelines Version 8 Jan 2016 Contents 2 Contents 3 Introduction 4 Retail guideline development 5-6 Point of Sale and on pack messages and principles 7 Food, drink and environment exclusions 8 Product

More information

GIBRALTAR HEALTH AUTHORITY DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION & DIETETICS HEALTHY EATING ADVICE

GIBRALTAR HEALTH AUTHORITY DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION & DIETETICS HEALTHY EATING ADVICE GIBRALTAR HEALTH AUTHORITY DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION & DIETETICS HEALTHY EATING ADVICE Healthy Eating Eating is something you do every single day and probably take for granted. By eating more healthily you

More information

Teacher s Information

Teacher s Information Teacher s Information Developed by Northern Sydney Central Coast Health Central Coast Nutrition Services ph 43203691 Health Promotion Unit ph 4349 4800 October 2006 Q4:Go 4 Green -Teacher Information Activities

More information

MEDICAL GUIDANCE Nutritional Guidelines for Hockey Players

MEDICAL GUIDANCE Nutritional Guidelines for Hockey Players MEDICAL GUIDANCE Nutritional Guidelines for Hockey Players CONTENTS Section 1 Weight and Calorie Intake... 2 Section 2 Food Categories... 2 Section 3 Menu Framework, Menu Policies and Portion Sizes...

More information

Healthy Eating & Bone Health Basics

Healthy Eating & Bone Health Basics Healthy Eating & Bone Health Basics GOAL: Participants will gain an understanding of the principles of MyPlate, including the importance of exercise. Each participant will be able to define healthy eating,

More information

School meals in Finland. Investment in learning

School meals in Finland. Investment in learning School meals in Finland Investment in learning School meals in Finland Finns believe that it is important to ensure that everyone has equal access to education. We have one school for all. At the age of

More information

Paediatric Diabetes: Carbohydrate counting

Paediatric Diabetes: Carbohydrate counting Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Paediatric Diabetes: Carbohydrate counting Everyone with diabetes need to be careful about the foods they eat to ensure that their blood glucose levels stay as close

More information

An introduction to carbohydrate counting

An introduction to carbohydrate counting An introduction to carbohydrate counting Delivering the best in care UHB is a no smoking Trust To see all of our current patient information leaflets please visit www.uhb.nhs.uk/patient-information-leaflets.htm

More information

Carbohydrate Counting

Carbohydrate Counting Carbohydrate Counting Goals of Nutrition Control of blood glucose Normal growth and development Healthy meals and snacks What Foods Can I Eat? Healthy, balanced meals and snacks Foods with sugar in moderation

More information

The right choice. Dear parent or carer,

The right choice. Dear parent or carer, The right choice Dear parent or carer, As a parent of young children myself I know that when your child starts school one of the things that most concerns you is making sure that they are properly fed.

More information

Healthy Eating: A Whole Diet Approach.

Healthy Eating: A Whole Diet Approach. Healthy Eating: A Whole Diet Approach. The importance of a healthy and varied diet A good diet is important for good health. A healthy and varied diet can help to maintain a healthy body weight, enhance

More information

Carbohydrate Counting

Carbohydrate Counting Carbohydrate Counting What is Carbohydrate Counting? Carbohydrate counting is a meal-planning tool that many people use to manage their blood sugar. Carbohydrate counting, or carb counting, is done by

More information

The Guideline Daily Amount or GDA for Carbohydrate is 230 grams (including 90g of total sugars).

The Guideline Daily Amount or GDA for Carbohydrate is 230 grams (including 90g of total sugars). Food is made up of different building blocks. Fat, protein and carbohydrate are the main nutrients that give you energy but they also have other roles. While fibre doesn t provide much energy, it has other

More information

IMPROVING NUTRITION IF YOU HAVE A POOR APPETITE. A GUIDE FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES

IMPROVING NUTRITION IF YOU HAVE A POOR APPETITE. A GUIDE FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES IMPROVING NUTRITION IF YOU HAVE A POOR APPETITE. A GUIDE FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES Information Leaflet Your Health. Our Priority. Page 2 of 11 This leaflet should only be used following assessment by a

More information

Snack ideas for children

Snack ideas for children Snack ideas for children To encourage healthy eating, it is important to reduce overall snacking and concentrate on providing healthy family meals. However, children need energy as they grow to develop

More information

Healthy Eating after Colorectal Cancer. A dietary guide for optimising health after treatment for colorectal cancer

Healthy Eating after Colorectal Cancer. A dietary guide for optimising health after treatment for colorectal cancer Healthy Eating after Colorectal Cancer A dietary guide for optimising health after treatment for colorectal cancer Introduction Eat your way to a lower risk of cancer recurrence! Following treatment for

More information

A Healthy Diet Supporting Information

A Healthy Diet Supporting Information A Healthy Diet Supporting Information 1 What is a Healthy Diet? Childhood obesity is on the increase, so establishing good eating patterns early in life is very important. A healthy diet is one that is

More information

Healthy Menu Planning

Healthy Menu Planning Healthy Menu Planning Please save paper and print the pages of this resource back-to-back! Table of Contents Considerations for Planning Menus... 4 Menu Planning Principles... 4 Menu Cycling...5 Guidelines

More information

The South African Guidelines for Healthy Eating and Food Guide

The South African Guidelines for Healthy Eating and Food Guide The South African Guidelines for Healthy Eating and Food Guide For more information contact: Department of Health. Directorate: Nutrition Private Bag X828; Pretoria 0001. This information pamphlet provides

More information